It's the Summer Solstice today and officially the first day of Summer. We are having a heatwave here and it's so very hot that only a swimsuit seems appropriate at the moment!
With cooler, more normal temperatures forecast for the end of this week, my Mood Board (below) features a floaty, flower-printed top with frilled and fluted sleeves, a black top with mesh and beautiful new summer makeup with a golden glow.
On the Mood Board, clockwise:
A Flower Printed Flute-Sleeved Top from Primark, echoing key trends of this season.
- Blue, purple, yellow and green flower print on a pale beige background in a sheer fabric.
- Fluted sleeves with a frill at elbow level.
|Primark Flower Printed Top|
A Black Blouse with mesh yoke and sleeves from H&M
- Black matte satin bodice with a yoke and long sleeves in sheer spotted mesh.
- Hybrid style that gives the appearance of a camisole over a sheer body.
|H&M Black Satin and Mesh Blouse|
New Summer Makeup from CHANEL - CRUISE COLLECTION
CHANEL's CRUISE COLLECTION gives a healthy, sunny glow with touches of pretty, summer colour. The collection includes two new shades in Rouge Coco Shine, Hydrating Sheer Lipshine:
- Golden Sun (527) (shown on the Mood Board), peach with a shimmer (on my wishlist)
- Golden Sand (537), quite a deep, warm nude
Then there are four beautiful nail polishes in Le Vernis:
- Sargasso (558) (shown on the Mood Board), a deep grey with a green-blue shimmer
- Coralium (562) coral
- Coquillage (560), a pale peachey orange (on my wishlist)
- Sea Whip (564), a pale pink
These colours are intended to be worn with a glowing sun-kissed complexion. CHANEL have added Healthy Glow Luminous Colour to their Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Powder collection. The powder-cream texture contains little golden particles and gives a natural looking tan effect. There are four shades ranging from a rosey beige to a dark bronze:
- Medium Light, Medium, Medium Deep, Deep
and the compact contains a half-moon brush specially designed to achieve the right effect. This is definitely on my wishlist!